Friday, November 16, 2012

quick and easy velvetta mac 'n cheese


we decided to go camping for the veterens weekend.. it was kind of a spur of the moment.. i mean for us that is.. you see i plan things months in advance..for example, we are leaving for hawaii in 6 weeks and i am already packed.. but this trip was planned a week in advanced so that's spur of the moment for me.. and curtis and janet and the kids decided to come visit us for the day to go fishing..they were going to be there for 2 meals and ollie's favorite thing in the world is mac and cheese.. and on saturday while at the grocery store i decided i should have some mac 'n cheese in case he didn't like anything else i was making.. so while walking the isles i saw this big block of velvetta and thought i could make a quick and easy mac 'n cheese using my starchy pasta water, velvetta, a handful of cheddar cheese and pasta..i sprinkled in some nutmeg, salt and pepper and viola done.. and it was soooooooo good.. so simple.. so quick.. excuse the photos we were camping :)


creamy velvetta mac 'n cheese
prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 20 minutes
servings: 8-10

ingredients:

1 16 oz. bag/box of macaroni shells (or any shape will do)
1/2 lb. velvetta, cubed
1 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
2 cup starchy pasta water
1 tsp. nutmeg
salt and pepper

cook pasta according to package directions, before draining reserve 2 cups pasta water, drain pasta and add back to pot over low heat..  add cubed velvetta, stir around and add 1 cup of the pasta water, stir around add shredded cheese and add another 1/2 cup of pasta water.. stir until creamy.. add nutmeg, salt and pepper.. stir around and keep on low heat for about 10 minutes.. (if you think it needs it you can add the remaining 1/2 cup of pasta water)


amelia being her precious self..


ollie and janet getting their fishing on..



ollie and curtis fishing..


amelia looking pretty darn fly..
 


shell and i taught amelia "soo big" when you say "how big is amelia" she lifts her arms up..
 

 
how big is amelia.. sooooooo big!! great weekend with the family..
 
enjoy and get cook'n!!!

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